Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball stay on top with overtime win over Mars Hill

SALISBURY, N.C.. -- Catawba rallied from a nine-point deficit in the final 10 minutes to earn a 97-92 overtime win over visiting Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym. The Indians remain on top of the league standings, improving to 19-5 overall and 9-2 in the SAC. Mars Hill falls to 10-16 and 3-8. Catawba trailed 69-60 with 9:35 remaining following a three-pointer by Mars Hill’s Walt Baxley (Winston-Salem, N.C.). The Indians drew within three at 69-66 on a pair of free throws by Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND) with 8:05 left, but a three-pointer by Richie Covington (Georgetown, Ky.) put the Lions up 72-66. The Indians would eventually tie the score at 74-74 after a three-pointer by Jamel Hamilton (Virginia Beach, Va.) and two free throws by Zach Snyder (Lexington, N.C.) with 5:59 to go. Two free throws by Brian Graves (Newport News, Va.) gave Catawba a 76-75 lead with five minutes left. A Covington three-pointer put the Lions back on top with Snyder tying the game on two more free throws. Magnusson gave the Tribe an 80-78 lead, but Covington’s fourth three-pointer of the night gave Mars Hill a 81-80 edge with 2:07 to play. Magnusson put Catawba pack on top with a pair of free throws, but Jeremiah Tinch (Calhoun Falls, S.C.) hit three-of-four from the stripe to give Mars Hill an 84-82 lead with 54 seconds remaining. Hamilton tied the game from the line with 36 seconds left and Baxley’s three-point attempt in the final seconds was off the mark. Mars Hill grabbed a quick two-point lead in overtime, but layups by Graves and Jolly Manning (Rocky Mount, N.C.), with 2:53 left, gave Catawba the lead for good. Catawba made 7-of-8 at the line in the final 1:39 to secure the win. Magnusson clinched the game with two free throws with five seconds remaining. Magnusson led Catawba with 26 points, going 13-of-19 at the line. Graves added 16 points, while Hamilton and Snyder added 14 each off the bench. The 14 points were a career-high for Snyder, playing his first year of basketball after four stellar seasons as a pitcher for the Tribe baseball team. Baxley tossed in 28 in a losing effort for Mars Hill. Tinch had a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds, while Covington added 12 points and Stephano Jackson (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 10. Four Mars Hill players fouled out and Jackson was ejected with 16:29 to play after a second technical foul. Catawba tied a school record with 49 free throw attempts and was one shy of the record for made with 37. The Lions were 22-of-27 at the stripe. #####

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«February 2017»
February 1

Baseball @ Pfeiffer 13-3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 74-76

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 87-76

February 4

Golf (W) @ Kiawah/Barton Inv. (Oak Point GC) 14th of 17

Softball @ Augusta 3-5

Softball vs. West Georgia 1-4

Baseball @ Lee 0-6

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 76-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 77-76

Baseball @ Lee 2-1

February 5

Golf (W) @ Kiawah/Barton Inv. (Oak Point GC) 14th of 17

Softball @ Augusta 4-5

Softball vs. West Georgia 5-6

Tennis (W) vs. EMMANUEL 6-3

Tennis (M) vs. EMMANUEL 7-2

Baseball @ Lee 7-8

February 7

Lacrosse (M) @ Young Harris 10-9

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 9-12

February 8

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 1)

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 41-61

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

February 9

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 1)

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (M) @ Anderson 6-3

Tennis (W) @ Anderson 0-9

February 10

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 1)

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 2)

Softball vs. Wayne State,MI 0-8

Lacrosse (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-17

Softball vs. Texas A&M-Commerce 0-2

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 3)

February 11

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 1)

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 2)

Softball vs. Hillsdale 2-3

Tennis (M) vs. JC SMITH 9-0

Tennis (W) vs. JC SMITH 9-0

Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 69-74

Softball vs. West Chester 2-3

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 67-73

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 4) M-6th; W-8th

February 12

Softball vs. Valdosta State 3-12

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate (Fleming Isl. GC) 10th of 15

February 14

Golf (M) @ Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate (Fleming Isl. GC) 10th of 15

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 9-1

Tennis (M) vs. PFEIFFER 4-5

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 17-3

February 15

Baseball vs. Armstrong, ccd, 5 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Queens 72-48

Basketball (M) @ Queens 85-93

February 16

Tennis (W) vs. PFEIFFER 8-1

February 17

Swimming @ Royal Open 

February 18

Swimming @ Royal Open 

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 6-2

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 18-15

Lacrosse (W) @ Mount Olive 3-12

Basketball (W) @ Brevard 80-61

Lacrosse (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 10-16

Softball vs. PFEIFFER 2-9

Basketball (M) @ Brevard 77-60

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-4

February 19

Softball vs. GOLDY BEACOM 8-3

Tennis (W) vs. BREVARD 9-0

Softball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 6-7

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 6-4

Tennis (M) vs. BREVARD 8-1

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Inv. (Carolina CC) 11th of 19

February 21

Golf (W) @ Converse Inv. (Carolina CC) 11th of 19

Baseball vs. PFEIFFER 22-12

February 22

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 5-1

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 2-10

Lacrosse (M) vs. PFEIFFER 13-11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 19-5

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 61-73

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 89-57

February 23

Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9

Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROBERTS WESLEYAN 11-9

February 24

Baseball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 6 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs. Limestone noon

Baseball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Chowan 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 4 p.m.

Softball vs. Flagler 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN 7 p.m.

February 26

Softball vs. Mount Olive 10 a.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mars Hill 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Mars Hill 1:30 p.m.

Softball vs. UNC Pembroke 2 p.m.

February 27


February 28


Tennis (M) @ Newberry 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Newberry 2 p.m.

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